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'Framing Britney Spears' Documentary Drives 1 Million Tweets Since Premiere

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Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.

The #FreeBritney hashtag was used in 220,000 of those tweets.

Since the Friday premiere of The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, there have been more than 1 million tweets about the pop star and the buzzy documentary, Twitter announced Wednesday (Feb. 10), including 220,000 tweets using the #FreeBritney hashtag.

Twitter conversation around the FX doc -- which takes a closer look at the conservatorship in charge of Spears' estate and the #FreeBritney movement that has cropped up in the past year-plus -- spiked on Tuesday when Britney's boyfriend, Sam Asghari, spoke out about the singer's ongoing situation, driving 16,000 tweets over the next hour.

Dozens of celebrities, including Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Liz Phair and Sarah Jessica Parker, have taken to Twitter to speak out about the documentary and send their support to Spears.

Below, find the five most retweeted posts about the documentary (streaming now on Hulu):

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